Pain can come from damaged tissues like your muscles and joints. This is called nociceptive pain because it is outside the nervous system. Patients say the pain feels aching and throbbing.
Nerve (neuropathic) pain comes from damage to the actual nerve that transmits pain signals from the body to the brain. People describe the pain as burning, stinging, or shooting.
Often times, people will feel both. Let’s say that you hurt your knee skiing. You will damage everything in the knee; the ligaments, meniscus, cartilage, bones, muscles and the nerves. The pain could be either one of the above or a combination.
If you let this go longer than 12 days, the nerves will actually degrade and cause other nerves to malfunction and degrade. This could mean damage to your spinal cord and even your brain 24 days later.
After a while, you will notice neuropathic pain and your joints will hurt and degrade because of the malfunctioning nerves. That is why we address both issues in our office. Otherwise, you won’t get the results you want.
Your brain controls everything in your body. Nerve are found everywhere in your body. It is impossible to damage something in your body without damaging your nerves.
We combine functional neurology with regenerative medicine so that you get the best care possible.